The Cambridge CPE is celebrating its 100th year in 2013 so they are introducing an updated version of the CPE Advanced Test. This post is an explanation of the Use of English part of the test.
The Cambridge CPE Writing Test will show that you have perfect command with the English Language in Writing. In March 2013, Cambridge is redesigning the test so that it is shorter, only one and a half hours instead of two. The word length of the writing is shorter so you can spend more time on crafting the writing to be … Read More
In the FCE writing test you will be expected to write a general (non-technical) text for a specific purpose. This means writing an article, an email, an essay, a letter, a report, a review or a story to meet the requirements of the question. As always, to prepare for the FCE writing test, the best advice is practice. Know the … Read More
How extensive is your English vocabulary? Have you ever wondered how many words you know? What is the difference between passively knowing a word and being able to use it in a sentence? The secret to remembering vocabulary for good The answer here is collocations. A collocation is a set of words that are often used together. For example, we … Read More
What to expect in the TOEFL iBT reading The TOEFL iBT reading section tests your ability to read and understand academic texts in English. The passages are taken directly from real university textbooks. The purpose is to ensure that prospective students are capable of coping in the university environment. The skills that are tested are reading to find information, basic … Read More
One of the things that can help you to get a better score with the grammar in the TOEFL iBT is understanding that it only tests American grammar. This means that if you have been exposed to both American and British English dialects, it would help to know some of the differences. There is no TOEFL iBT grammar section Where … Read More
What is the difference? Which one should I take? Thousands of people scour the web for information to answer these questions each and every week. Background TOEIC and TOEFL are both English language tests that test your ability to produce and understand t he English language. Both are produced by ETS which is why people are now starting to wonder … Read More